Maria’s House Made Salsa
There’s some items we get over at Mitten Crate HQ that we open up, and while they are good, they tend to sit around unfortunately. Maria’s House Made Salsa does not fall in this category. Basically when a jar gets popped open the lid never gets put back on because the jar is gone before we get a chance to close it up. They work magic in their restaurant turned salsa palace in Hamtramck. We interviewed the crew over there to give you the scoop on these salsa mavens.
Tell us a little about yourself and the company you own/run
In 2008, my dad started making salsa in the back of our family restaurant, formerly known as Maria’s Comida. By 2012, we transformed our restaurant into a manufacturing facility.
Translation: Folks just love our salsa! Our products are handcrafted (by my dad!) in small batches, using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Our flavors include: Mild, Roasted Habanero, Roasted Habanero with Mango, Black Bean with Roasted Corn, Mango Cranberry and Smoked Ghost Pepper (yea, we wear a mask when we bottle this, but we ain’t afraid of no ghost!). These products are vegan and gluten free friendly! Our salsa is not just for chip & dip! All of our flavors are versatile in your kitchen.
What is your location and when did you start/how long has the company been in business
Started making salsa in 2008, began selling to retail stores in 2010.
What makes your products special/unique
Our products are handcrafted in small batches, using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. We use locally sourced ingredients (when available) and there are no added preservatives. Our products are vegan and gluten free friendly.
What’s the favorite part about your job
Producing our products is not a “job,” but an opportunity for my family to work alongside one another, to bring our individual attributes to the table and be creative together. The support my family and I receive when we share our products with others is overwhelming. It’s such a treat when we meet our supporters at local stores and festivals!
Where can we buy more of your products
Maria’s House Made Salsa is available in specialty stores throughout Metro Detroit, as well as online at www.mariashousemadesalsa.com. A complete list of locations is available on our website.
What’s the best way to enjoy/eat/prepare/utilize your product
Our salsa is not just for chip & dip! All of our flavors are versatile in your kitchen. Try our salsa on your scrambled eggs, baked potatoes, as a salad dressing alternative, on chicken or fish, added to ground beef for a better hamburger patty!